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Mental Health Awareness Month: Fighting the Stigma

Many triggers cause one to develop a mental illness. Some are genetic; some stem from environmental issues such as childhood trauma and stress at school or work; some are undetermined. Regardless, these illnesses are as real as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, and other severe medical conditions, but unlike most medical conditions, often mental health issues are stigmatized. Some people may think these conditions are self-inflicted; some do not believe they are real. When people suffering from these conditions reach out for help, they may hear replies such as “man up” or “stop worrying about it,” as if it were that easy.

How to Calculate PDPM Rates

How to Calculate PDPM Rates

PDPM got started on October 1, 2019. Before that, we had RUG scores. There’s a big difference between the two and by the time you finish this article in a few minutes you’ll have at least the basics down and you’ll know how much you should be getting paid!

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Grow With Civil Money Penalty Reinvestments

Grow With Civil Money Penalty Reinvestments

If you’re a licensed long term care facility looking to do something amazing in these difficult times, you need to know about CMP reinvestments!You probably already know that the Civil Money Penalty is a monetary penalty CMS may impose against nursing homes for each...

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Claims Denial Management 101

Claims Denial Management 101

Claim denials in healthcare are very similar to the check engine light in vehicles. You can ignore it for a while, but if you let it linger too long, it can lead to serious problems for your organization. The formal definition of a medical billing denial is, “the...

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